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Encyclopedia > Civil unions in the Czech Republic
Civil union
Recognised nationwide in:
Denmark (1989)
Norway (1993)
Israel3 (1994)
Sweden (1995)
Greenland (1996)
Hungary (1996)
Iceland (1996)
Netherlands1 (1998)
France (1999)
South Africa (1999)
Belgium1 (2000)
Canada1 (QC and NS)2 (2000)
Germany (2001)
Portugal (2001)
Finland (2002)
Croatia (2003)
Luxembourg (2004)
New Zealand (2005)
United Kingdom (2005)
Andorra (2005)
Slovenia (2006)
Switzerland
(Approved 2005; Expected implemented 2007)
Recognised in some regions in:
Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rio Negro) (2003)
Australia (Tasmania) (2004)
Spain (12 autonomous communities)1 (1998)
Italy (8 regions) (2004)
Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) (2004)
United States: CU: VT (2000) , CT (2005); DP: HI (1997), CA (1999), DC (2002), ME (2004), NJ (2004)
Other countries:
Liechtenstein
Austria
Czech Republic
Greece
Ireland
Poland
Honduras
Notes:
1 - Country subsequently legalized same-sex marriage.
2 - Explicitly referred to as "civil unions" in Quebec (2002), Nova Scotia (2001), and Manitoba (2002), common-law marriage extended to same-sex partners nationwide (2000).
3 - In form of common-law marriage.
See also
Same-sex marriage
Registered partnership
Domestic partnership
Common-law marriage
Marriage, unions and partnerships by country
Homosexuality laws of the world

The parliament of the Czech Republic narrowly failed to pass a Civil Partnership bill on 12 February 2005 which was backed by 82 out of the 165 deputies present - most voting Social Democrats, Communists, the Freedom Union members and some deputies for the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS). A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married opposite-sex peoples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who... In Argentina, marriage is allowed between a man and woman. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Same-sex marriage in Australia. ... Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities, 11 of which recognize civil unions. ... Beginning July 2004 some Italian regions recognized coppie di fatto (de facto couples), both same-sex and opposite-sex couples, giving them legal benefits. ... The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul legalised civil unions after a court decision in March 2004. ... Overview Civil unions in Vermont are legal unions of same-sex couples in accordance with a law that went into effect in 2000. ... The Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill to adopt civil unions in Connecticut, ensuring that same-sex couples get the same civil rights as heterosexual couples. ... Hawaii state recognize Reciprocal Beneficiaries since 1997. ... Example of California domestic partnership certificate. ... The District of Columbia has recognised civil unions since 2002. ... Overview Domestic partnerships in Maine are a legal unions created by P.L. 2003, c. ... New Jersey offer Domestic partnership for same-sex couples and opposite-sex partners over 62 since 2004. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... Civil unions in Quebec: Pursuant to a range of activism and to the M. v. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... See also: Civil Union Volker Beck, a member of the Green party caucus of the Bundestag, is the father of the German law. ... Domestic partner or domestic partnership identifies the personal relationship between individuals who are living together and sharing a common domestic life together but are not joined in any type of legal partnership, marriage or civil union. ... Common-law marriage (or common law marriage), sometimes called informal marriage or marriage by habit and repute is, historically, a form of interpersonal status in which a man and a woman are legally married. ... World laws on homosexuality Same-sex unions in North America. ... A civil union is one of several terms for a civil status similar to marriage, typically created for the purposes of allowing same-sex couples access to the benefits enjoyed by married opposite-sex peoples (see also same-sex marriage); it can also be used by opposite-sex couples who... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Czech Social Democratic Party (Czech: Česká strana sociálně demokratická or ČSSD) is the Social Democrat political party in the Czech Republic. ... The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech: Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy) is a communist party in the Czech Republic. ... The Freedom Union-Democratic Union (Czech: Unie Svobody - Demokratická unie - abbreviation: US-DEU) is a small, pro-european free market liberal party in the Czech Republic. ... The Civic Democratic Party (Czech: Občanská demokratická strana - abbreviation: ODS) is the strongest right-wing political party in the Czech Republic. ...


A new (fifth) Partnership bill passed first reading in Czech parliament in April 2005, by 82 votes for and 9 against. It was adopted by the House of Representatives on 16 December 2005, and by the Senate (65 for, 14 against) on 26 January 2006. The bill allows inheritance and health-care rights similiar to married couples, but does not allow marriage or adoption. President Vaclav Klaus has suggested that he will veto the bill. December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Václav Klaus (born 19 June 1941) is the second President of the Czech Republic and a former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. ...


The Czech republic has granted Unregistered Cohabitation status to "persons living in a common household". It gives couples inheritance and succession rights in housing.


See also

// Law against homosexuality Homosexuality was legalised in 1962. ...

External Links

  • Jan 2006: Bill passes Senate
Civil unions in Europe
Civil unions in: Albania | Andorra | Armenia | Austria | Azerbaijan | Belarus | Belgium | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Georgia | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | Ireland | Italy | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Republic of Macedonia | Malta | Republic of Moldova | Monaco | The Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Russia | San Marino | Serbia and Montenegro | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom | Vatican City
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Civil unions in New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (524 words)
Civil unions in New Zealand were ratified on 9 December 2004 when Parliament passed the Civil Union Bill to establish the institution of civil union for same-sex and opposite-sex couples.
The Civil Union Bill was treated as a conscience issue by most parties, including the largest parties on the left and right, and passed by 65 votes to 55.
Civil unions came into effect on April 26, 2005 and at least two couples had applied for licences by 9:30 that morning.
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